Details for Santa Fe Passenger Depot (Atlas Number 5097004580)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097004580


Marker Number 4580
Atlas Number 5097004580
Marker Title Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Index Entry Santa Fe Passenger Depot
City Gainesville
County Cooke
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672572
UTM Northing 3722107
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location California Street and Railroad tracks, just east of Lindsay, Gainesville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text By the end of the 19th Century Gainesville was established as one of the state's major rail centers. This depot was built about 1902 to handle the increased traffic on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad. The red brick structure contained a Harvey House Restaurant until 1931. Although railroad use declined after World War II, this depot stands as a reminder of Gainesville's importance in Texas' early economic growth. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983.